Strengths Based Leadership

Strengths Based Leadership

Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

Book - 2008
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Nearly a decade ago, Gallup unveiled the results of a landmark 30-year research project that ignited a global conversation on the topic of strengths. More than 3 million people have since taken Gallup's StrengthsFinder assessment, which forms the core of several books on this topic, including the #1 international bestseller StrengthsFinder 2.0 .

In recent years, while continuing to learn more about strengths, Gallup scientists have also been examining decades of data on the topic of leadership. They studied more than 1 million work teams, conducted more than 20,000 in-depth interviews with leaders and even interviewed more than 10,000 followers around the world to ask exactly why they followed the most important leader in their life.

In Strengths Based Leadership , #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath and renowned leadership consultant Barry Conchie reveal the results of this research. Based on their discoveries, the book identifies three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.

A unique access code allows you to take a new leadership version of Gallup's StrengthsFinder program. The new version of this program provides you with specific strategies for leading with your top five strengths and enables you to plot the strengths of your team based on the four domains of leadership strength revealed in the book.
Publisher: New York : Gallup Press, c2008.
ISBN: 9781595620255
Branch Call Number: 658.4092 Rath
Characteristics: 266 pages
Additional Contributors: Conchie, Barry


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May 11, 2017

If you get this book from the library, you'll have to pay to take the test separately. It's $15 in 2017. I thought it was worth it.

May 10, 2017

How do you do your strength finder 2.0 test? It is supposed to be a code in the back of the book. Can we all share that code since this a book from the library? Or do we have a buy a new book or new code?

Mar 21, 2017

This was an interesting book. But it felt very general and I believe there are better leadership books out there. If you know the Strengths 2.0, it might be more informative. However, their examples felt self-explanatory and obvious.

Jan 28, 2014

Just did my strengthfinder 2.0 test. Looking forward to reading this book.

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